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Anderson, Betty "Jean" - Somonauk  
Anderson, Betty "Jean" 91, of Plano, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at The Tiller's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oswego. She was born December 4, 1922 in Sandwich, the daughter of George and Carrie (Ernst) Sampson. She married Andrew Vernon Anderson in April of 1945 in Plano, IL. Jean was a member of First Lutheran Church of Plano for over 70 years. She was also a member of the quilters group at the church. Jean retired from AT&T. She enjoyed quilting, socializing with family and friends. Jean also enjoyed spending time at the family cabin in Beaver Dam, WI. She is survived by three daughters, Carol (Tom) Lee of Indianapolis, IN, Kathy (Jack) Koteles of Yorkville, IL and Connie (Don) Baker of Sandwich, IL; one son, Bill (Jayne) Anderson of Plain City, OH; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Maxine Hari of St. Charles, IL and Helen Steinkamp of Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Terry Kuehlem; two sons, Doug and Steve Anderson; one granddaughter, Kristy Smith; and one brother, Don Sampson. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at First Lutheran Church in Plano with Pastor Bruce Booher officiating. Burial will follow at Little Rock Township Cemetery in Plano. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the church. Memorials may be directed to the First Lutheran Church of Plano. For more information or to sign the online guest book, go to www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com Turner-Eighner Funeral Home 3952 Turner Ave. Plano, IL 60545 630-552-3022
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Published in Beacon News on Nov. 20, 2014
Baumann, Rebecca A. "Becky" - Oswego  
Baumann, Rebecca "Becky" Ann (Ross) 53, of Yorkville, IL died Monday, November 10, 2014 at Seasons Hospice, Naperville, IL. The Aurora, IL native was a retired nurse, a bowling fanatic and was a daughter of the late Arnold Frederick Ross and the late Ellen Jean Baker Ross. Becky is survived by her husband, Jeff Baumann, Yorkville; sons, Brandon Baumann (Valerie) Geneva, IL, Jeremy Baumann (Melissa), Oswego, IL; brothers, Tony Ross (Nancy), Hot Springs Village, AR, and Tim Ross (Brenda), Racine, Wisconsin; sisters, Dee Page (Bill), Oklahoma City, OK, and Bonnie Meador, Scottsville, KY; grandson, Liam Baumann; also a host of very special nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; brothers-in-law, Terry (Kathy) Baumann, Oswego, IL, Dave (Charlene) Baumann, Montgomery, IL and Dennis (Lara) Baumann, Oswego, IL. She was preceded in death by brothers, Arnold Frederick Ross Jr. and Ron Ross; sister, Nancy Riise; brother-in-law, Gary Lee Baumann; and her father and mother-in-law, Robert Charles and Mary Alice (Neu) Baumann Jr. Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be held on Saturday., November 15, 2014 at New Song Community Church. A 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. pre-service and respect time will be honored with the Memorial Service beginning at 10:30 a.m. New Song is located at 2858 Hafenrichter Rd., Aurora, IL 60503.
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Published in Beacon News on Nov. 14, 2014
Erickson, Orven - Montgomery  
Erickson, Orven 71, of Aurora, IL, passed away surrounded by his family at Seasons Hospice in Naperville, IL. He was born February 18, 1943 in Morris, IL. He was a volunteer for various organizations which include; Philips Park, the City of Aurora and EMA. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Erickson; his children, Beverly Erickson, Michael Erickson, Jeff (Christina) Erickson and David (Tammy) Erickson; grandchildren, Layla, Sofia, Maxwell, Noah, Kenny, Stephanie, Patricia, and Christopher; and great-grandchildren, Courtney, Cora, Jade, Sky, Bella and Christine. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Audrey. Family will be receiving guests on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave., Montgomery, IL. Interment will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, Aurora, IL. Dieterle Memorial Home, 630-897-1196, www.dieterlememorialhome.com .
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Published in Beacon News on Nov. 16, 2014
Farbo, Patrick - Montgomery  
Farbo, Patrick "Hooker" 84, of Aurora, IL passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at his home. He was born June 5, 1930 in Chicago, IL, the son of Ferdinand and Pasquinelli Farbo. Beloved husband of Mary Lou (nee Lietzau); loving father of Anthony (Holly), Donna Lee (Zinzer), Pasqualle Farbo, and Kimberly Ann (Rick) Glenn; dear brother of Joann (Rich) Ardisana and James "Scham" Farbo. Preceded in death by daughter, Debbie Michael; grandson, Guy Eric Zinzer; sister, Rachael (Fanny) Martin; brothers, Michael (Spike) Farbo, Joseph (JOE JOE) Farbo, and Anthony Farbo; grandfather and great-grandfather of many. Funeral Service will be Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway, Montgomery, IL 60538. Burial will be at River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia. The family will greet guests on Sunday for 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home in Montgomery. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to www.dieterlememorialhome.com .
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Published in Beacon News on Nov. 14, 2014
Heuser, Jason M. - Carol Stream  
Heuser, Jason M. 29, beloved companion and fiance of Lisa Salinas; loving father of Brandon and Atreyu Gamble; cherished son of Joyce (Peter) Manna, Brian (Randi); and dear brother of Brad (Kelly), Alicia (Demetrian) Moore, Richard, Georgia Elwood and Alexis; he is also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 15, at Brust Funeral Home, 415 N. Gary Ave., Carol Stream, Interment private. For information, 630-510-0044
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Published in Beacon News on Nov. 17, 2014
Hutchings, John Edward - Aurora  
Hutchings, John Edward John, 82, was born in rural Morris, IL on September 11, 1932 to Walter Raymond and Velma (Harney) Hutchings. He attended Morris public schools, graduating from Morris Community High School in 1950. He earned a B.S. in Education from the University of Illinois Urbana in 1955 and a M.S. in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University in 1958. John and Rosemary Panish were married August 23, 1952 and celebrated 62 happy years together. He proudly served his country as a Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers in Korea from 1955-57. He began his career in education as a Vocational Agriculture teacher in Milledgeville, IL, becoming principal of Milledgeville High School in 1962. John and his family moved to Aurora, IL in 1964 to take a position as Assistant Principal at Aurora West High School. He was the first principal of the newly built North Campus and was appointed Director of Career and Adult Education for District 129 in 1978. After retiring from education, John became the manager at Globe Building Materials Company, and later became a Commercial Realtor with McEnroe Realtors. John was a man of many talents and able to do almost anything. In his retirement, John worked with his son, Tom, doing small home repairs. He also served as a member of the District 129 School Board. John enjoyed reading, fishing with friends in Hayward, WI and hanging out with his morning coffee bunch at Harner's Bakery. His most favorite times were those spent with family. John is survived by his wife and daughters, Carol (Jeff) Reed of Aurora, IL and Laura (Randall) Crow of Middleton, WI; four grandchildren, Sam (Cristal Diaz) Reed, Taylor Reed, Emily Crow, Charlie Crow, one great-granddaughter, Victoria Reed; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. John was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws; son, Thomas Hutchings; and sisters, Lois Hodgen and Ione Marie Zacher. John was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at Holy Angels Church, corner of Hardin and Lancaster, Aurora, IL. Private interment will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Morris, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the John E. and Rosemary Hutchings Scholarship Fund c/o Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, 111 W. Downer Place, Suite 312, Aurora, IL 60506. www.cffrv.org Arrangements by The Healy Chapel, Aurora. For further information please call 630-897-9291 or visit www.healychapel.com to leave an online condolence.
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Published in Beacon News on Nov. 18, 2014
Johnson, James - Sandwich  
Johnson, James Teare 84, of Sandwich, passed away November 19, 2014 at Valley West Hospital. He was born on May 25 1930 in Wisconsin to Elmer and Dorothy Johnson. He graduated from East Aurora High School in 1948. He worked and retired after 41 years as a brakeman and conductor on the Burlington Northern Railroad, and he was a Missionary Director at the Orchard Valley Baptist Church in Aurora, Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Patsy; his 3 children, Keith (Brenda) Johnson of Indiana, Craig B. (Mimi) Johnson, missionaries in India, and Keel (Don) Johnston of Carlin, Nevada; and stepchildren, Michael (Linda) Szot of Geneva, IL, Debra (Bill) Knudsen of Elgin, IL, Jim Szot of Washington, Tim (Diane) Szot of Montgomery, IL, Kathy Szot of Georgia and Steven Szot of Washington; and a sister-in-law, Wanda Johnson of Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bob Johnson. Memorial service will be Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fox River Lutheran Church Corner of Rt. 71 and Rt. 52 in Sheridan, IL with Kevin Garner officiating. Luncheon will follow the service. Arrangements were handled by Beverage Family Funeral Home in Sandwich, Illinois. www.beveragefamilyfh.com
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Published in Beacon News on Nov. 21, 2014
Lukach, Ann - Aurora  
Lukach, Ann L. Age 59, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 after a long battle with breast cancer at her home surrounded by family. She was born July 9, 1955 in Aurora, the daughter of Morris and Lorraine (Bentley) Mason. Ann worked for many years as a waitress. She liked getting to know her customers. She was a social butterfly and loved to chat with family and friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with her mother. She was an avid Cubs and Bears fan and in her spare time enjoyed traveling, skiing, and golfing. Ann was a longtime resident of Geneva and loved celebrating Swedish Days. Ann's family would also like to express their appreciation for all the caregivers that gave their time and compassion with Ann over the years. She is survived by her loving husband of 19 years, Robert; children, Loran Moore of Aurora and Mason Moore of Aurora; grandchildren, Sylis Hessler and Meadow Hessler; mother, Lorraine of Geneva; siblings, Bentley Mason of Aurora, Connie (Bruce) Stahl of Arizona, Brian (Krista) of Nevada, Bradford (Carol) of Maple Park and Brett (Dorothy) of California; mother-in-law, Elaine Lukach of Aurora; and many dear nieces, nephews, and friends. Ann was preceded in death by her father. Funeral service will be held Monday, November 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State Street (Rt. 38), Geneva. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Geneva. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 23 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the National Breast Cancer Coalition 1010 Vermont Avenue NW, Ste 900, Washington, DC 20005 would be appreciated. For further information please call 630-232-8233 or visit malonefh.com .
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Published in Beacon News on Nov. 21, 2014
Nass, Linda - Montgomery  
Nass, Linda K. (nee Paulson) 64, of Aurora, passed away surrounded by her family on November 19, 2014. Linda was born on July 29, 1950 in East Chicago, IN the daughter of Melvin and Sophie Paulson. She was employed with Aurora Animal Control as a manager from 1987 to 2011. She had a special place in her heart for animals. She was a diehard Chicago White Sox fan and loved the Wisconsin Badgers. Above all things in life she adored her family especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her sons, Christopher (Christine) Wellington and Cory (Jamie) Wellington; grandchildren, Crystal, Jordan and Nora Wellington; sister, Nancy Demeter; nephew, Brian Kearney; longtime friend, Mary Lou Kunold and former husband, Michael Wellington. She was preceded in death by her parents. Family will be receiving guests on Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave., Montgomery, IL. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for a memorial that will be established. Dieterle Memorial Home 630-897-1196 www.dieterlememorialhome.com
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Published in Beacon News on Nov. 21, 2014
Nickels, Alice J. - Aurora  
Nickels, Alice J. Of Aurora, passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014. She was born in Elburn, IL, the daughter of William Jay and Albertina (Johnson) Reeves. Alice was a longtime member of St. Mary Church in Aurora and was an active member in the Legion of Mary. She was a longtime employee at Lucent Technologies. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. She is survived by her children, Marianne Gustafson, Richard Nickels, Jr., and Elizabeth (Joachim) Schanz; grandchildren, Jennifer (Shawn) Murphy, Christopher (Catherine) Peterson, Kristin Schanz, and Nicole (Richard) Hall; several great-grandchildren; a niece and several nephews; and a sister, Helen Hall. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Jay and Albertina Reeves; her husband, Richard Nickels, Sr.; and a sister, Ruth Rekstad. Funeral from THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY will be Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. to St. Mary Church at 12:00 p.m. Fr. Timothy R. Piasecki will officiate with interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00pm with a liturgical wake service at 5:00 p.m. at THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora, 630-631-5500 or visit our interactive website at www.daleidenmortuary.com where you may leave condolences for Alice's family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Alice's name may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Mary's Church, Aurora, Illinois.
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Published in Beacon News on Nov. 18, 2014
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